Monday, March 25, 2013

Latest AYL Review!

Originally posted on my website, I thought it worth re-posting my review of a Sandra Brown classic, "Hidden Fires". 

One of my all time favorite romance reads, Sandra Brown, brings together beautifully the harshness of the West with the sweet softness of a hard fought love of a lifetime in this classic Brown novel.  Hidden Fires is the perfect compliment to a cold wintry day and a snugly well used chair.  
Sandra Brown

Preacher's daughter Lauren thinks that she is going to work for wealthy Olivia Lockett as a secretary. Instead, the matriarch makes Lauren a scandalous offer to marry her son in name only. Lauren has strong feelings for him but are they strong enough?

Brought to a Texas ranch under false pretenses and a desperate need to escape her own troubles, Lauren arrives to find a family ravaged by secrets.  What's worse, despite every instinct in her body, she's undeniably attracted to the wild and reckless son of the kind gentleman who invited her there to be his wife's secretary.  Jared is everything your mama warned against and sexy as hell. Hidden Fires
At once Lauren's expectations of her new life are thrown awry when she learns upon her arrival that Jared's father has suddenly passed away and Jared's apparent dislike for her makes a bad situation worse.  But it's his mother's unspeakable proposition that nearly causes Lauren to return home to her former, less seemingly insurmountable demons.  However, the longer she is around Jared the more she glimpses the kindness and vulnerability he works so hard to conceal, the more she can't bear to leave him.  As the story unfolds the reader is taken on a journey behind the curtain of a family in crisis and saved by the love that unfurls between two unlikely people that didn't know what they needed until they found it in each other.  

Happy Reading!

Quotes From Your Favorite Authors!

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  AYL (Author's You Love) is looking for some of your favorite quotes to sprinkle throughout the pages of the website.  Many of us have that book, or if you're like me, a few books that we never forget.  We can read them a million times and every time feels like the first.  Here's your chance to have lines from some of your favorite romances posted for all to see.  Please submit the quote, with the title of the book and author as well as a few words on why it's a favorite.  This will be an ongoing submission with no end date as of yet, it really all depends on the response which I expect to minimal at first but will hopefully gain steam as time goes on. 

I look forward to reading your quotes and as always, happy reading!

~ M.Q. ~

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Who, What, Where?

Hello and welcome, 

I am very pleased to announce the launch of!   This romance genre based website is dedicated to bringing news, book reviews, author updates and most importantly, the latest in Romance releases.  Consider this blog a link to the site (but feel free to visit anyway!), a place where any and all things romance related can be discussed. is something I take great pride in because it's about providing quality romance for the reader and support for the aspiring writer/dreamer.  Like many who love snuggling up with a good romance, my passion for this genre was ignited early in my life and the fire still burns today.  As you will discover the site isn't about bombarding the viewer with the latest and greatest, it's not a strip mall of everything the genre has to offer.  Variety it certainly has but not overwhelmingly so.  

I invite you to notify me of any author news, book signings, special sale events, book releases, etc and would be happy to feature them on the site and/or Facebook page.  This is a work in progress, with your input it will evolve into something wonderful for this much underrated genre.  Along the way I hope to discover a lot of amazing writers and look forward to hearing from you as well!  

Happy Reading!